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So far Michelle has created 365 blog entries.

Interview with the Director of ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’

2020-07-27T02:51:06+00:00July 27th, 2020|collaboration, writing|

by Michelle Hammer Described as an American Drama, Words on Bathroom Walls follows Adam after he is expelled from high school following a schizophrenic episode and enters a new school where he begins following his interests of becoming a chef, falling in love, and figuring out how to navigate the world after his diagnosis. [...]

Psychotic Episode Caught On Camera

2020-07-10T19:04:57+00:00July 10th, 2020|Michelle Hammer, Videos|

This video features the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC,  Michelle Hammer, a Schizophrenic girl living in New York City. She set up a video security camera to record herself having psychotic episodes, to show that they are not dangerous, or violent. What did you learn from this video?

Early Symptoms Of Psychosis

2020-07-07T22:40:12+00:00July 4th, 2020|QandA|

Schizophrenic.NYC teamed up with Students with Psychosis and will be asking students a series of questions. Here is the first. On Instagram, we asked the question, "What Were Your Early Symptoms Of Psychosis?" These are the answers. "Religious Messages From GOD" @Ashtea553 "Often Times I Would Remain Silent" @MYMINDMATTERS.JPG "I [...]

What Does “Don’t Be Paranoid, You Look Great” Mean To You?

2020-06-22T15:50:07+00:00June 22nd, 2020|QandA|

Schizophrenic.NYC's main slogan since the beginning has been "Don't Be Paranoid, You Look Great." At first, we didn't even have merchandise that said that slogan, however due to popular demand, we started a whole collection. On Instagram, we asked the question, "What does 'Don't Be Paranoid, You Look Great.' mean to you?" These are [...]

Base Camp Podcast | The Voices in Your Head | Part 1

2020-05-22T16:15:13+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Michelle Hammer, interview, podcast|

Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was interviewed on Base Camp Podcast.  Sam and Jasmine talk to experts about inner speech (sometimes called the internal narrative) after reading a suspicious tweet. Fun fact: some people have an internal narrative and some don't As in, some people's thoughts are like sentences they "hear", and some [...]

NAMI-NYS Perspectives Featuring Michelle Hammer

2020-05-15T00:21:36+00:00May 15th, 2020|interview, Michelle Hammer|

The NAMI-NYS Perspectives series features perspectives from a wide range of guests from our community including prominent figures, NAMI-NYS leaders, and general NAMI-NYS members. This episode features Michelle Hammer and Cecilia McGough.

You Can Criticize Trump, but Don’t Call His Actions ‘Schizophrenic’

2020-04-29T15:14:52+00:00April 29th, 2020|writing|

by Michelle Hammer Living in New York City these days has meant living in fear. One constant has been the daily briefings from New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo gives an update about new cases of COVID-19 in the city and information about how New Yorkers can stay safe. All in all, he has been great during this [...]

5 Tips for COVID-19 Isolation and Mental Health

2020-04-22T19:18:30+00:00April 22nd, 2020|guest blog, guest post, writing|

by Nathan Shuherk I’m not sure I ever uttered the exact phrase, “2020 is going to be my year,” but I likely said something similar enough. And while the sentimentality was nice, it now seems daft. April 2020 is starting, finally. March seemed to last an entire decade, and the concept of a fun, [...]

The Mind Mate Podcast Featuring Michelle Hammer

2020-04-13T16:05:43+00:00April 13th, 2020|interview, collaboration, Featured, Michelle Hammer, podcast|

Tom Ahern is a counsellor and founder of ‘Mind Mate Counselling’, an online counselling program for driven individuals who are ready to establish a vision for their lives and reduce anxious thoughts. As a counsellor, Tom Ahern has a specific interest helping people with trauma related issues—and its many branches which include OCD, panic [...]

4 Sleep Hygiene Techniques. Why Is It Important For Mental Health?

2020-04-13T15:31:10+00:00April 13th, 2020|collaboration, facts, Gabe Howard, infographic, Michelle Hammer|

Sleep Hygiene Sleep hygiene is developing necessary habits to allow for good nighttime sleep quality which leads to feeling rested and alert all day. Check out the Sleep Hygiene Infographic below.

Visceral Concepts Podcast Featuring Michelle Hammer

2020-04-11T14:13:28+00:00April 11th, 2020|podcast, collaboration, interview, Michelle Hammer|

Listen to Schizophrenic.NYC Founder, Michelle Hammer on Visceral Concepts Podcast! Welcome to episode 96! In today's podcast Visceral Concepts Founder Michael McNew is joined by special guest Michelle Hammer of Schizophrenic.NYC, a fashion brand focused on creating conversations around mental health. She's got some great knowledge, ideas, and advice for small business owners who [...]

Interview by MeganWritesEverything.com

2020-04-07T14:25:03+00:00April 7th, 2020|interview, Michelle Hammer|

by Megan Griffith Michelle is the founder of Schizophrenic NYC, a mental health advocacy clothing line operating out of New York City. Previously an award-winning graphic designer, in May of 2015 Michelle decided she wanted to work for herself and do what she could to end the stigma against mental health conditions. She created Schizophrenic [...]

How Physical Health Affects Mental Health

2020-04-02T22:46:45+00:00April 2nd, 2020|collaboration, guest post, photo shoots|

- Guest Post by Christine Coen, NYC Based Functional Nutrition Dietitian & Fitness Specialist Eight years ago I was hired for my dream job as a Personal Trainer and Dietitian. It was also the year I was hit with my first experience with depression, anxiety and binge eating disorder. Before this, exercise and eating [...]

What People With Schizophrenia Want You To Know

2020-03-29T22:11:42+00:00March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

During RETHINK week, Michelle and Students With Psychosis worked with many other psychosis advocates producing videos and photos.  Here are some of the awesome media that was produced. Cecilia McGough Cecilia McGough is a New York City-based mental health activist, writer, media consultant, and [...]

Michelle Was Interviewed on the Oddball Show

2020-03-21T14:54:32+00:00March 21st, 2020|podcast, interview|

Join Jason Wright of OddBall Magazine and Michelle Hammer of Schizophrenic.NYC the hippest clothing brand in NYC, Live and in color. What happens when you put two people like Michelle and Jason in a room together? Pure podcasting magic. The coversation flows and time flies in this episode of the Oddball Show. Check it [...]

Schizophrenic vs. Person With Schizophrenia. Which is correct?

2020-04-13T15:39:54+00:00March 4th, 2020|interview, Videos|

The founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Michelle Hammer, sat down with Lauren Kennedy of Living Well With Schizophrenia to discuss a huge topic in the mental health field. Political Correct-ness what is it when it comes to mental health? Labels. People will argue and argue over person-first language vs. identity-first language. Lauren goes by person-first. Michelle [...]

The Beautiful Paradox – A Story of a father with Schizophrenia

2020-02-28T19:58:25+00:00February 26th, 2020|blog, guest blog|

My primary carer when growing up was my father. As a painter/schizophrenic HE was the best of playmates. His vivid imagination and heightened good moods made him the most exciting and fun person to play with. It was on his downward spirals however, when his paranoia got the best of him. At these times [...]

Protest Fashion Show at Rethink Gala with Schizophrenic.NYC

2020-02-21T03:52:03+00:00February 21st, 2020|protest, event|

On March 6, 2020, Schizophrenic.NYC will be having a protest fashion show at the Rethink Gala by Students With Psychosis. It is going to be an awesome event at 270 seven events in New York, New York. Tickets are still available so get them quick! GET TICKETS [...]

Schizophrenia Episode Caught on Security Camera.

2020-04-13T15:42:58+00:00February 19th, 2020|Videos, Michelle Hammer|

This is Michelle Hammer. She has Schizophrenia and her security camera caught her on camera having a psychotic episode. She set up her security camera in hopes of catching herself in psychotic episodes to show people that Schizophrenia is not scary, dangerous or frightening. Nobody is ever hurt in any of the videos. It [...]

Michelle Performed at the Peoples Improv Theater

2020-02-07T18:04:29+00:00February 7th, 2020|collaboration, Michelle Hammer, speaking|

About a month ago Schizophrenic.NYC was contacted by a new website title depressed.nyc, a website about depression in New York City. We learned that the statisitc is that 1 in 10 New Yorkers are depresssed. We immediatly wanted to collaborate. Depressed.nyc founder Brandon Diamond decided to do an improv show at THE PIT-NYC for [...]

The Fashion Designer Who Has Schizophrenia

2020-01-31T20:26:48+00:00January 31st, 2020|interview, Michelle Hammer|

Michelle Hammer, the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC was interviewed by Karina Margit Erdelyi at Psycom.net.Profiles in Mental Health Courage: The Fashion Designer Who Has SchizophreniaMeet Michelle Hammer. She's battling the stigma of mental health one design at a time.To help break the stereotypes and de-stigmatize the condition, Psycom sat down with Michelle Hammer, a leading light in NYC’s [...]

Schizophrenia and Talking To Yourself

2020-01-06T16:28:46+00:00January 6th, 2020|Videos, Michelle Hammer|

Schizophrenia isn't always scary. A lot of it is just talking to yourself throughout the day. I bought a security camera to catch myself in moments while I am talking to myself. I promise there is nobody in the room and I am acting completely delusional and having hallucinations. I was not scared at [...]

Michelle Hammer Will Be Speaking at NAMI Queens/Nassau

2019-12-30T21:51:05+00:00December 30th, 2019|speaking, Michelle Hammer|

The Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC Mental Health Clothing Brand will be speaking about her life growing up with Schizophrenia at NAMI Queens/Nassau. It is taking place on January, 15th 2020 at 7pm. Here is some info from their website: January Meeting Featuring: Michelle Hammer Join us January 15th at 7 PM in welcoming Michelle Hammer [...]

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